Immersive Van Gogh exhibition debuts in Paris

An immersive Van Gogh exhibition, which includes projections of the Dutch artist’s works on walls, kicks off in Paris “to really allow the audience to enter his landscapes”, says the show’s artistic director Gianfranco Iannuzzi.

Austrian lake offers climate haven for Dutch ice skaters

For over two decades climate change has prevented a hallowed fixture in the Dutch ice skating calendar. But devotees of this national obsession have found refuge in the Austrian Alps — all thanks to James Bond.

Art detective finds stolen Spanish carvings in English garden

A Dutch art detective has returned two priceless stone reliefs stolen from an ancient Spanish church after tracing them to an English nobleman’s garden where they were displayed as ornaments.

Ship loses potentially dangerous cargo in North Sea: Coastguard

A cargo ship caught in rough weather in the North Sea loses at least 270 containers, including four holding potentially dangerous substances. The Panama-registered MSC Zoe shed the containers holding mostly toys, furniture and spare auto parts while battling a storm off the Frisian Islands, an archipelago off the northwestern Dutch coast also known as the Wadden Islands.

Dutch build artificial islands to bring wildlife back

In an attempt to boost biodiversity, the Dutch create a new artificial archipelago of five islands they hope will bring nature back to the area.

Brexit could wilt huge Dutch flower trade

Every day from dawn, a fleet of forklift trucks carries crates of roses, tulips, chrysanthemums and 22,000 other flower varieties through the world’s biggest flower market. But this well-oiled operation, where robotic efficiency meets a riot of colour and fragrance, is facing a challenge that could make the hardiest bloom wilt: Brexit.

Dutch flower trade challenged by Brexit

Every day from dawn, a fleet of forklift trucks carries crates of roses, tulips, chrysanthemums and 22,000 other flower varieties through the world’s biggest flower market. But this well-oiled operation, where robotic efficiency meets a riot of colour and fragrance, is facing a challenge that could make the hardiest bloom wilt: Brexit.